ANA Unveils New Domestic Flagship Boeing 787-10, Set to Replace 777 Models Starting March 27

All Nippon Airways (ANA) unveiled its Boeing 787-10 aircraft for domestic flights at Haneda Airport on March 25. The aircraft, which marks the next-generation flagship for domestic routes, will start operations on the 27th, progressively replacing the current mainstay Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 models on domestic flights.

The 787-10 model is the longest fuselage version in the 787 series, measuring 68.3 meters in length, 17 meters in height, and 60.1 meters in width. The overall length is 11.6 meters longer than the 787-8 model (56.7 meters) and 5.5 meters longer than the 787-9 model (62.8 meters), giving it a notably slender appearance when compared to the 787-8 model. It is equipped with General Electric (GE) GEnx-1B engines, with a range of 10,770 kilometers, slightly shorter than the 787-9 model (10,990 kilometers), which also features GEnx-1B engines.

▲The first Boeing 787-10 aircraft for domestic flights (aircraft registration: JA981A) arrived at Haneda Airport on March 30.

In February 2020, ANA announced an order for 11 787-10 aircraft as successors to the 777 models. This marks the first time a domestic airline in Japan has introduced the 787-10 model for domestic flights. Originally planned for delivery in autumn 2023, delays from Boeing pushed the arrival of the first aircraft (registration number: JA981A) to the night of March 20, with the second aircraft (registration number: JA983A) arriving on the night of the 24th from Boeing’s factory in Charleston, USA, to Haneda Airport.

The second aircraft (registration number: JA983A) was displayed. The cabin configuration is the same for both, with 28 premium class seats and 401 economy seats, totaling 429 seats. The seats are the same as those used in the domestic configuration of the 787-9 model. The equipment name shown on the reservation screen is “78K”.

The first day of operations, March 27, is expected to see the debut of the first aircraft, operating round trips as ANA flight 59 leaving Tokyo/Haneda at 10 am and arriving in Sapporo/Chitose at 11:35 am, and then returning as ANA flight 62 leaving Sapporo/Chitose at 12:30 pm back to Tokyo/Haneda. The aircraft will subsequently be introduced progressively on trunk routes such as Tokyo/Haneda to Itami and Fukuoka.

The plan is to complete the introduction of all 11 ordered aircraft by fiscal year 2026. Moreover, the 787-10 aircraft for international flights first began operations in April 2019 with its first aircraft (registration number: JA900A), and currently, three are in operation.

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